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The Strand

The Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Ranked #10 of 47 attractions in Galveston
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Traveler Description: The Historic Strand District is so close that the cruise terminal really adds value before or after your cruise. There are plenty of shops and great... more »
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Galveston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There are many small shops here and a few bars as well. If you go during Madrid gras or dickens on the strand its very festive.

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Galveston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Strand is a wonderful place to shop, see sites, experience architecture of another era beautifu;ly restored to its original splendor, dine, sip and have an all around fun time. Not to be missed if you are in Galveston, it's an integral part of the city.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is always nice to visit a part of history. That is what it feels like walking through the strand. Many little boutiques and great restaurants. Enjoyed our day here

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We went midweek and it was ENOUGH people there but not crowded. Shops were open and horse-drawn carriage was reasonable. Stop in the beverage store and grab a Russian beer and sit and people watch ( that's fun). This little island made for a fun day if shopping then we went to the beach. We plan to return. THANKS GALVESTON... More

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Olandese
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Nice place to go out ,live band friday evening,but very loud,which made even the customers take a break outside on the terrace.

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Kemp, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Bums on street singing/playing for money! La King Confectionery was awesome- like a trip down memory lane and goodies homemade. Big hit on our trip! Fun to look at old buildings and walk around, but pedestrian crosswalks were not giving adequate walking time to reach the other side.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

After spending several days in the strip-mall and traffic-filled world of Houston it was nice to comet Galveston and feel like I was actually on vacation. Cute shops, good happy hour and nice views. A great little getaway

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Kokomo, IN
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Make sure to venture just off "The Strand" to the other streets like Post Office road. not only for the shops but also to check out the gorgeous buildings. The Strand is w/in a block of Pier 21 to watch the ships come and go. Shops up and down the strand are your typical tourists shops but very nice to... More

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Cypress, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Visited the Strand with my family ageing from 56 to 14 years of age. There was something there for everyone. Live music at the Crow is always good. We ate at Fuddruckers since there was 8 people in our group but you have many choices to choose from. One place has carmel apples that looked delicious. We love it on... More

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Houston, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

As someone who is from Houston, I have been to the strand several times. When I went as a teenager last summer though, I did not find it very interesting. There are nice shops, but I didn't find anything too special about it. - However if you are a tourist, I am sure there are interesting and fun things to... More

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